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6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Troubleshoot and validate high-speed designs now and into the future with upgradeable bandwidth that starts at 1 GHz and goes up to 8 GHz . Get accurate measurements with low noise and 25 GS/s sample rate per channel -- sample rate does not drop as you turn on channels.  See all oscilloscopes »

Base Price
US $26,500
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Bandwidth

Up to 8 GHz

Sample Rate

25 GS/s per channel

Record Length

Up to 250 Mpoints

Vertical Resolution

12 bits

Lowest noise at high sensitivity

>75% reduction in noise from a typical oscilloscope at 1mV/div

See signals you couldn't see before.

  • Lowest input noise enabled by new TEK061 front-end ASICs.
  • 12-bit resolution at 4 GHz, and up to 16-bit resolution at 200 MHz
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Advanced measurements and analysis made easy

6 series - Jitter Analysis Configuration
6 series - power quality
6 series - high speed serial
6 series - four channels

Characterize jitter on GHz clocks and serial buses with ease. Effortlessly bring statistics into your everyday toolkit with integrated advanced measurements. For example, use the same drag and drop action for jitter or advanced power analysis as routine rise time and rms measurements.

  • Advanced Jitter Analysis
  • Advanced Power Analysis
  • Power Rail Measurements
  • Memory Analysis and Debug
  • High-speed Serial Compliance
  • Automated Measurements and Trend Analysis
  • Spectrum View frequency domain display

Signal fidelity starts with probes

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Enter a world of versatility with four FlexChannel® inputs. Browse your circuits with included 1 GHz, 10x probes. Connect high performance single-ended active probes or differential probes, or do both at once with new TriMode probes. Expand your view by connecting a TLP058 probe to any input and get 8 digital channels - up to 32 digital channels.

  • 1 MΩ and 50 Ω input terminations
  • Four 1 GHz low-loading passive probes, included
  • New TDP7700 Series 4, 6 and 8 GHz Trimode probes
  • New TAP4000 & TDP4000 4 GHz single-ended & differential probes

FlexChannel Input

1 high resolution analog input

8 digital logic inputs per channel

Touchscreen that works

  • 15.6 inch, ultra-responsive touchscreen
  • Pinch/zoom/swipe
  • Button and mouse operation

Confidence in numbers

Input Channels
4 FlexChannel inputs.
Each FlexChannel provides 1 analog signal input or 8 digital logic inputs with TLP058 probe

Bandwidth 1
1, 2.5, 4, 6, or 8 GHz

Sample Rate
25 GS/s on all analog/digital channels

Record Length 1
Up to 250 Mpoints on all analog/digital channels

Signal Generator 1
Arbitrary, Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, DC Level, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise/Fall, Sin(x)/x, Random Noise, Haversine, Cardiac

Digital Voltmeter 2
4 digit

Trigger Frequency Counter 2
8 digit

Display
15.6-inch (385 mm)
TFT color HD (1920 x 1080) resolution Capacitive (multi-touch) touchscreen

1 - Optional and upgradeable
2 - Free with product registration

Add functionality or performance as your needs change

  • Add Bandwidth up to 8 GHz
  • Increase Record Length up to 250 Mpoints on each channel
  • Add Logic Probes for up to 32 Digital Channels
  • Add Windows 10 Operating System
  • Add an Arbitrary / Function Generator
  • Add advanced analysis: serial decode/trigger, power, jitter,
    memory analysis and debug, and automated compliance testing

New features and options make the best scopes better

NEW Options

Free upgrades on instruments with advanced analysis options

  • Instruments equipped with Mask Testing option will gain limit testing capability

Free upgrade on all instruments

  • Callouts / bookmarks let you annotate specific points on waveforms or anywhere on the display
  • The frequency axis in Spectrum View may now be logarithmic
  • Phase noise plots are now available with phase noise measurements

Already have a 6 Series? Get your update.

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What's in the box?

  • 4 TPP1000 1 GHz, low-C passive probes
  • 1-year warranty on the included probes
  • 3-year warranty on the instrument
  • Mouse, power cord and front cover with attached accessory pouch
  • Printed Installation Manual covers safety and basic operation
  • Comprehensive Integrated Online Help
  • Certificate of traceability
Configure & Quote
Model Analog Bandwidth Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels Function Generator Output List Price
MSO64

1 GHz - 8 GHz

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Up to 32 (optional)

1 (optional)

US $26,500
Configure & Quote
Model Analog Bandwidth Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels Function Generator Output List Price
MSO64

1 GHz - 8 GHz

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Up to 32 (optional)

1 (optional)

US $26,500
Configure & Quote
  Tektronix
6 Series MSO
Tektronix
5 Series MSO
Keysight
S-Series
Rohde & Schwarz
RTP Series
Rohde & Schwarz
RTO Series
LeCroy
WavePro HD
Detailed Comparison -- -- Fact Sheet Fact Sheet Fact Sheet Fact Sheet
Bandwidth Ranges 1 GHz to 8 GHz 350 MHz to 2 GHz 500 MHz to 8 GHz 4 GHz to 8 GHz 600 MHz to 6 GHz 2.5 GHz to 8 GHz
Bandwidth (on four channels) 8 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 4 GHz 4 GHz
Upgradeable Bandwidth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of Analog Channels 4 4, 6, or 8 4 4 2 or 4 4
Channel Input Impedance 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ
Analog Sample Rate (on four Channels) Up to 25 GS/s Up to 6.25 GS/s Up to 10 GS/s Up to 20 GS/s Up to 20 GS/s Up to 10 GS/s
Standard Record Length (on four Channels) 62.5 Mpts 62.5 Mpts 100 Mpts 50 Mpts 50 Mpts 50 Mpts
Integrated Arbitrary/Function Generator 50 MHz (opt) 50 MHz (opt) None None 100 MHz (opt.) None
Digital / Logic Analysis Channels (MSO) Up to 32 (opt) Up to 64 (opt) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt)
Waveform Capture Rate (wfms / Sec) >500,000 >500,000 >1,100 950,000 >1,000,000 Not Available
RMS Noise, 1mV/div, at 1 GHz, 4GHz, 8GHz 60 µV, 97 µV, 169 µV 254 µV, NA, NA 90 µV, 153 µV, 260 µV NA, 270 µV, 430 µV 100 µV, 240 µV, NA NA, 228 µV, 315 µV
ADC Resolution 12 bits 12 bits 10 bits 8 bits 8 bits 12 bits
Operating System Embedded OS
Windows 10 (opt)
Embedded OS
Windows 10 (opt)
Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 10
Standard Probes 1 GHz Passive
3.9 pF loading
Up to 1 GHz Passive
3.9 pF loading
500 MHz Passive
9.5 pF loading
None 500 MHz Passive
10 pF loading
500 MHz Passive
10 pF loading
Standard Warranty 3 years 3 years 1 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Power Supply Analysis

MSO64-front-application

Make reliable, repeatable power quality, harmonics, switching loss, safe operating area measurements and more, with the automated power measurement and analysis. Save time with SPMI decoding and triggering. And rely on the 6 Series MSO low-noise performance for accurate evaluations of power supply noise.

Highlights

  • Power quality and harmonics
  • Switching loss and safe operating area
  • In-circuit inductor and transformer analysis
  • SPMI power management bus decoding and triggering

Jitter Analysis

6 series - Jitter Analysis Configuration

Clocks are the heart of every embedded system and digital communication link. Jitter and other clock distortion can impact system operation, and getting to the root cause can be challenging without the right analysis tools.

Highlights

  • Standard phase noise, TIE, and frequency plots and histograms
  • Optional advanced analysis with jitter decomposition and clock recovery

Serial Standards Compliance Testing

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Systems depend on fast, reliable data transfer. And high speed digital standards rely on rigorous test procedures to ensure that reliability. Automated compliance testing software manages the whole testing process with the 6 Series MSO -- setup, making measurements, checking against standard limits, and generating thorough reports.

Highlights

  • Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • Ethernet XGBT Compliance
  • Ethernet NBASE-T Compliance
  • USB 2.0
  • MIPI D-PHY 1.2
  • Automotive Ethernet 100/1000BASE-T1

Power Integrity

6 series - power integrity

Today’s boards can have 20 or more power rails. Most of these are less than a few volts and have strict noise limits. Accurate measurements demand special attention.

Highlights

  • Digital Power Management option automates ripple and turn-on/off measurements
  • Compatible with low-noise TPR Series power-rail probes
  • Low measurement system noise

PC Software

Data Sheet Software Package Description
View Datasheet TekScope PC Waveform Analysis Software

Instrument and Analysis Options

Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote

Access Digital Channels

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
TLP058 Logic Probe Each probe accesses 8 digital channels on any FlexChannel input Request a quote on this probe

Add Instrument Functions

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-AFG Add arbitrary function generator Request trial license

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SUP6-DVM Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter Software upgrade license file provided upon registration.
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SUP6-RL-1 Extend record length to 125 Mpts / channel Request trial license

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SUP6-RL-1T2 Extent record length from 125 Mpts/channel to 250 Mpts/channel Request trial license

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SUP6-RL-2 Extend record length to 250 Mpts / channel Request trial license

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SUP6-WIN Add removable solid state drive with Windows 10 license installed. No trial available

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Add Protocol Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-SR8B10B 8b10b Protocol Decoder and Search Request trial license

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SUP6-SRAERO Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRAUDIO Audio serial triggering and analysis (I 2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRAUTO Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRAUTOEN1 100BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet protocol decode software Request trial license

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SUP6-SRAUTOSEN Automotive sensor serial triggering and analysis (SENT) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRCOMP Computer serial  triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART) Request trial license

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SUP6-SREMBD Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I 2C, SPI) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRENET Ethernet serial triggering and analysis (10Base-T, 100Base-TX) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRI3C MIPI I3C decoding and analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-SRNRZ NRZ Protocol Decoder and Search Request trial license

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SUP6-SRPM Power Management serial triggering and analysis (SPMI) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRPSI5 PSI5 serial decode and analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-SRSPACEWIRE SpaceWire protocol decoding and analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-SRUSB2 USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS) (≥ 1 GHz model recommended for HS) Request trial license

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Add Serial Compliance Testing

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-AUTOEN-BND Automotive Ethernet Compliance, Signal Separation, PAM3 Analysis, 100BASE-T1 Decode software Request trial license

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SUP6-AUTOEN-SS Signal Separation Solution (Min BW 1 GHz) using TekExpress Automation Platform Request trial license

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SUP6-CMINDUEN10 Industrial Ethernet (10Base-T1L Long reach) automated compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-PAM3 PAM3 Automated Compliance Solution (Min BW 1 GHz) using TekExpress Automation Platform Request trial license

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SUP6-CMAUTOEN Automotive Ethernet (100Base-T1 and 1000BASE-T1) automated compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMAUTOEN10 Automotive Ethernet (10BASE-T1S Short Reach) automated compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMUSB2 USB 2.0 automated pre-compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMENET Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T) compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMDPHY MIPI D-PHY 1.2 compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMNBASET Ethernet (2.5/5GBASE-T) compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMXGBT Ethernet (10GBASE-T) compliance test solution Request trial license

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SUP6-DBLVDS Automated LVDS test solution for 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes Request trial license

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Add Advanced Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-DPM Complete Digital Power Management Analysis and debug solution (Includes all measurements in DPMBAS + Jitter Analysis and Eye Diagram Analysis) Request trial license

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SUP6-DJA Advanced jitter and eye analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-MTM Mask and limit testing Request trial license

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SUP6-PWR Power analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-SV-BW-1 Increase Spectrum View Capture Bandwidth to 2 GHz Request trial license

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SUP6-SV-RFVT Spectrum View RF versus Time Analysis Request trial license

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SUP6-VID Analog video trigger (NTSC, PAL, SECAM) Request trial license

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Upgrade Bandwidth

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-BWxTy4 MSO64 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  

Add Memory Debug and Compliance

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-DBDDR3 DDR3 memory debug solution Request trial license

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SUP6-CMDDR3 DDR3 / LPDDR3 Compliance Test Request trial license

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Accessory HC5
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Hard transit case for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
Accessory RM5
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Rackmount kit for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
Accessory SUP6-WIN
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Removable SSD with Windows license on 6 Series oscilloscopes
Datasheet Accessory Description
HC5 Hard transit case for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
RM5 Rackmount kit for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
SUP6-WIN Removable SSD with Windows license on 6 Series oscilloscopes
Automotive Ethernet with PAM3 introduces new test challenges. Tektronix' new, innovative, non-intrusive Signal Separation simplifies Automotive Ethernet testing and set-up, providing advanced …
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Watch how easy it can be to setup and analyze waveform behavior using the highly intuitive touch interface. Setting up your measurement and debugging your system has never been easier with the …
1:51
See how Spectrum View provides ease-of-use and the ability to achieve optimal views in both RF and Time domains simultaneously when analyzing the turn on behavior of a spread spectrum clock.  This …
2:32
Learn how to annotate test results and methods with “Callouts” for easily documenting important information when sharing data across a team, recreating a measurement at a later date, or delivering …
1:42
Are you seeing ALL the noise from your power rails? Lee Morgan, Technical Marketing Manager in EMEA, demos one of our power integrity setups with a 6 Series MSO, our new Power Rail Probes, and an …
0h 1m 27s
Learn how to quickly capture bursts just by drawing a couple of boxes, and how to apply logic and add more shapes to capture increasingly complex waveforms. See how visual triggers work on the 5 …
4m 5s
Learn how 5 and 6 Series MSO Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes and the optional embedded serial bus analysis software provide unparalleled system visibility by decoding MIL-STD 1553 messages, triggering …
0h 3m 14s
An AWG70002B was used to create a pair of 20us wide RF pulse trains at 3.85GHz. One pulse train has a constant/unchanging phase – this is our reference and is applied to Ch1. The other pulse …
3m 29s
See the ultra-low noise performance of the TPR4000 Power Rail Probe, and how it can be used for measuring DC power rail noise in microvolts, especially when paired with the 6 Series MSO …
0h 6m 15s
Learn how to get optimal results from your power supply design by checking the power supply rejection ratio. This video covers how DC-DC  converters or low voltage drop-out regulators (LDOs) …
0h 8m 55s
Test automation may be used to check automotive Ethernet transmitters for compliance with the BroadR-Reach, 100BASE-T1 (P802.3bw), and 1000BASE-T1 (802.3bp) standards. This demonstration shows the …
0h 4m 52s
How independent time and frequency controls beat traditional FFTs.
0h 6m 19s
Make extremely accurate power rail measurements using two Tektronix power rail probes, a Keithley DMM6500 touchscreen Digital Multimeter, and ultra-low-noise 6 Series mixed signal oscilloscope …
0h 1m 46s
What's the big deal with low noise? We talked to our engineers about how they achieved ground-breaking noise performance in the 6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.
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Learn how to use the eScope function to remotely control a Tektronix oscilloscope over a network without any special software. This video shows how to find the IP address of the scope and use a …
2:14
If you're doing mixed frequency/time domain work, Spectrum View makes it easy. Learn how to set up 5 and 6 Series MSOs to display synchronized time and frequency domain views on multiple channels …
0h 6m 0s
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64)
Programmer Manual

This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, and LPD64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.24.x.
Part Number: 077130510
Programmer
How do I set up a network drive on my 4, 5, 6 Series MSO?
Introduction Network drives were introduced in firmware version 1.8.7 for 5 Series, 5 Series Low Profile, and 6 Series MSOs.  This feature allows you to specify a directory on another computer for the scope to use as storage.  To access this storage …
Faq Id773296
Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
With today's rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces testing …

Literature Number: 37W-23378-4
Application Note
Automated Compliance Testing of MIPI D-PHY Physical Layer
The MIPI Alliance has defined tests to ensure that MIPI D-PHY transmitter designs conform to MIPI standards.  D-PHY compliance testing is usually performed using an oscilloscope and may be automated to speed up testing, reduce errors and simplify …

Literature Number: 48W-61638-0
Application Note
Solutions for Aerospace and Defense
Integrated Tektronix measurement tools for signal capture, characterization, simulation and analysis help you deliver on your promises. Learn more about our military/government solutions.

Literature Number: 46A-61169-2
Brochure
Measuring Digital Clock Stability and Jitter with an Oscilloscope
This application note explains how to use oscilloscope measurements to quantify the performance of any digital clock, including processor clocks and communications clocks. It briefly covers amplitude measurements and focuses on clock frequency …

Literature Number: 48W-61379-1
Application Note
Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
Losses due to dissipation in switching devices such as MOSFET's and IGBT's contribute significantly to the overall losses in switch mode power supplies.  This application note explains how to measure switching loss and conduction loss in power supply …

Literature Number: 46W-60010-3
Application Note
Is it possible to establish a peer to peer ethernet connection on the 5/6 Series MSO?
Yes. To setup a peer to peer connection, you must manually configure the IP and subnet mask address on both the scope and your computer. You can then use an ethernet cable connected directly between the scope and computer.  This will work on the …
Faq Id474351
What is the difference between Windows 10 on my scope and standard Windows 10?
The Windows build on Tektronix scopes is from the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), specifically Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (Long-Term Service Branch 1607).  You can read more about the LTSC here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats …
Faq Id782291
How do I save and transfer a screenshot from the 4, 5 or 6 Series MSO oscilloscope to my PC via the remote command interface?
Screenshots (also known as hard copies) can be transferred from the Series 4, 5 and 6 MSO oscilloscopes via the remote programming interface using just a few simple commands.  For information on how to send commands to the instrument via the remote …
Faq Id245436
How many digital channels are supported on the 5 and 6 Series MSO?
Each analog channel on the 5 and 6 Series MSO can be converted into 8 digital channels with the logic probe TLP058.  For a 4-channel model (MSO54, MSO64), it is up to 32 digital channels. For a 6-channel model (MSO56), it is up to 48 digital channels …
Faq Id468121
How are 5 and 6 Series MSO setup files and session files different? How should I use them?
The 5 and 6 Series MSO setup files contain all instrument settings, user-configured analysis, and reference waveforms, so they provide an easy way to return the oscilloscope to a known state. For example, if you want to build a library of …
Faq Id235446
Can I mount a network drive on my standard (non-Windows) 5 or 6 Series MSO? How could I use this capability?
The oscilloscope has a built-in m.2 drive, labeled C:. This drive can be used to store waveforms, setups, and measurement results. However, this drive is not easily accessible to your computer. The oscilloscope also has several USB ports to support …
Faq Id474191
I get an error message “CvP Tester Didn’t Run” on my 5 Series MSO.
Instruments that have both a Linux drive and a Windows drive should have the same firmware revision on both drives. When only one drive has the latest firmware installed, the instrument user may find that firmware is not updated on the Linux drive …
Faq Id771991
I recently registered our Tektronix oscilloscope, updated the firmware and am currently trying to activate the free DVM & Frequency Counter.  I don’t see any software downloads for activating the DVM. Am I doing something wrong, or looking in the wrong spot?
After you have registered your oscilloscope on Tek.com, you should have received an email with instructions.  The email is sent to the address you used to login to tek.com.  If you haven't received the email after registration: Check your spam …
Faq Id468046
How can I ungroup the channel badge on the 5/6 Series MSO?
On firmware v1.12 or above, the 5/6 Series MSO added the stacked and overlay mode mix and match feature.  It allows user to group multiple channels for overlay mode for easy comparison. To separate the channels in the group, there are couple options …
Faq Id773401
What is the deskew range and resolution between channels for the 5 or 6 series MSO?
Both 5 and 6 series MSO support a deskew range of -125ns to +125ns. The 6 series MSO can be adjusted in 1ps resolution for all acquisition modes except Peak Detect and Envelope (40ps resolution). The 5 series MSO can be adjusted in 40ps resolution …
Faq Id723961
How do I keep Windows 10 up to date on my scope?
Updating Windows 10 Using Windows Update By default, Windows 10 will attempt to automatically keep itself up to date with the latest critical security patches, but it will not install optional updates.  To ensure Windows 10 receives all available …
Faq Id782296
Does my 5 or 6 Series MSO support multiple displays?
Yes, the 5 and 6 Series MSO hardware supports a total of three displays, including the instrument’s internal display. The instrument provides DVI-D, Display Port, and VGA connectors on the rear panel. The standard instrument (running the Linux …
Faq Id250721
Where are the controls for Roll Mode displays in my 5 and 6 Series MSO?
Roll Mode provides an instant display response when the oscilloscope is operating at very slow sweep speeds. Without it, the acquisition must complete before the display will update. With Horizontal Scale factors as slow as 1000 s/div, that can be a …
Faq Id235436
Where do I start learning about oscilloscopes and Tektronix offerings?
This document covers the basics of oscilloscopes including history and general operation, in this training presentation developed by a Tektronix Applications Engineer. Learn the XYZ's of Oscilloscopes »    
Faq Id778971
What does “Probe Dynamic Range” mean and how does the 5 and 6 Series MSO indicate it?
Oscilloscope probes which contain active circuitry, especially with amplifiers in the signal path, have a limited dynamic range over which the probe behaves linearly. When input signals exceed this range, the signal may be distorted. (Such probes …
Faq Id474196
What are some of the advantages of the 5 and 6 Series MSO digital trigger?
Since its invention by Tektronix in the 1940s, the oscilloscope’s trigger system has been a key component of the products, providing a stable display of repetitive signals and the capture of specific events in a signal. At the circuit level, the …
Faq Id467411
What is the difference between Position and Offset on an oscilloscope?
To answer this first you need to understand the layout of how your waveform trace is displayed. On your oscilloscope you generally will see either 8 or 10 divisions vertically on the screen. Along the left side of the screen you will see a marker …
Faq Id247211
Where can I find the positive/negative pulse count auto measurement on the 5/6 Series MSO?
Currently, there is no auto measurement for the positive or negative pulse count on the 5/6 Series MSO. The workaround would be using the “Search” feature to search for the pulse width. First, set up for the positive pulse width auto …
Faq Id773396
I received the following message about my floating license:  (This is a courtesy note to remind you that the checkout of 1 floating license(s) will soon expire.) Why am I receiving this message when I own the license?
The Floating Licenses are good forever; however, the checkout of the Floating License is good for for any duration from 4 hours up to 4 years, selectable at the time of check out.  After it reaches selected duration, it will automatically check …
Faq Id467516
What probe interface does my oscilloscope have?
Oscilloscope series Probe interface CSA7000/CSA7000B TekConnect DPO2000 TekVPI DPO3000 …
Faq Id64251
Where can I locate the visual trigger setup on the 5 or 6 series MSO?
The visual trigger option is not listed in the trigger type selection initially.  To setup the visual trigger, simply click on the "DRAW A BOX" icon (located in the lower right corner of the display) to draw the areas for the visual trigger.  After …
Faq Id723951
How to extract the trigger time stamp from a Tektronix .wfm file?
The .wfm waveform files saved from Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K and 5 and 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes contains a time stamp that indicates the time that the scope was triggered. This example program shows how you can extract this time stamp from …
Faq Id471231
My Tektronix oscilloscope uses the Linux operating system.  Where do I get a copy of the linux open source code as stated in the GNU Lesser General Public License notice?
For our Linux based instruments or programs licensed under the “GNU General Public License (GPL) or Lesser GNU General Public License (LGPL)” the complete corresponding sources are available. You can order a complete machine-readable copy of the …
Faq Id64866
My scope has Windows 10 version 1607, but more recent versions have been released by Microsoft.  Can my scope be updated?
No, but there is no need to.  The Windows build on Tektronix scopes is from the Long-Term Servicing Channel (Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC). Unlike normal releases of version 1607, this release still receives security updates and support from Microsoft …
Faq Id780986
Is e*scope supported on the 5 or 6 series MSO with Windows 10 installed?
Yes.  With firmware v1.8 or above, using the web browser access to the Windows 10 version is supported along with TightVNC.  TightVNC must be installed on both the remote PC and the scope.  For the detailed setup instructions, please see the 5/6 …
Faq Id474031
After I place an order for a software-license or an upgrade for my 5 or 6 Series MSO, how do I get and install the software license or the upgrade license?
After you place an order for the software license or an upgrade for your 5 or 6 Series MSO, you will receive an email (at the email address in your MyTek account). It will look about like this, but customized for you: Dear Customer …
Faq Id235451
How do I remotely control my 5 or 6 Series MSO from my computer, easily and without any programming?
For the standard instrument (without the Windows 10 option installed), you can simply connect your computer to the instrument through Ethernet and control the oscilloscope with your favorite browser. Find the instrument’s IP address by selecting …
Faq Id474201
I saw a warning message when recalling an instrument setup on my 5 or 6 Series MSO. What caused it?
The 5 and 6 Series MSO will display a pop-up warning message when it is not completely successful recalling the saved state of the instrument with a setup or session file. The following message will appear on the display: WARNING The oscilloscope …
Faq Id235416
How can I invert the channel on the 5 or 6 series MSO?
With firmware v1.16, the invert function is available in the channel menu.  If the unit has the older firmware v1.14 or below, the invert channel feature on the 5 or 6 series MSO is supported via the math channel instead. Here is the setup …
Faq Id723956
Does Tektronix have a 12-bit oscilloscope?
Yes! Tektronix offers many different models of real-time oscilloscopes that provide 12-bit or greater vertical resolution for a variety of applications. Because many high-vertical-resolution oscilloscopes on the market have technical trade-offs such …
Faq Id69266
What user interface differences should I expect to see between a standard 5 or 6 Series MSO and one equipped with the optional Windows 10 operating system?
When you purchase a 5 Series MSO with the 5-WIN option or a 6 Series MSO with the 6-WIN option installed, or upgrade your 5 Series MSO with the SUP5-WIN upgrade, or upgrade your 6 Series MSO with the SUP6-WIN upgrade, you will see very few …
Faq Id235441
What is the range of the logic threshold supported on the 5 and 6 Series MSO?
The logic threshold can be set between +/-40V with the TLP058 logic probe. Each individual digital channel can be set for its own threshold level.
Faq Id468126
I downloaded and Installed OpenChoice Desktop, but it doesn't recognize my scope.
Refer to the Prerequisites.txt file available to download on the same page for OpenChoice desktop. Make sure you have all the prerequisites specified.    Prerequisites 1. PC equipped with  Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit and 64 Bit OS, Windows 8.1 32 Bit …
Faq Id474266
Decoding and Searching MIPI I3C Bus Activity with an Oscilloscope
The MIPI I3C standard defines a two-wire interface with a bidirectional data bus for connecting sensors to an application processor. This application note gives a brief orientation on the physical layer and packet structures of the I3C protocol. It …

Literature Number: 48W-61676-0
Application Note
6 Series MSO
With the lowest input noise and up to 8 GHz analog bandwidth, the 6 Series MSO provides the best signal fidelity for analyzing and debugging today's embedded systems with GHz clock and bus speeds. The remarkably innovative pinch-swipe-zoom …

Literature Number: 48W-61353-11
Datasheet
EMI Troubleshooting with the Latest-Generation Oscilloscopes
This application note describes techniques using an oscilloscope that can help you determine the source of unwanted radiated emissions (EMI), especially after an out-of-limits condition has been identified through formal testing or pre-compliance …

Literature Number: 48W-61644-0
Application Note
How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
Learn about the physical layers of the most common interchip buses - I2C and SPI - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when you use automated decoding, triggering, and search on …

Literature Number: 55W-61091-1
Application Note
5/6 Series MSO with Option 5-SEC or 6-SEC Enhanced Security
Instrument Declassification and Security Instructions

This document describes how to clear or sanitize 5 Series and 6 Series MSO instruments that have option 5-SEC or 6-SEC installed, to allow removal from a secured area, or returning the instrument for repair.
Part Number: 077140802
Declassification
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (10Base-T1S) Compliance Analysis Solution
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (10Base-T1S) Compliance Analysis Solution for 5/6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO)

This document contains operation information for the TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (10Base-T1S) Compliance Analysis Solution. It is a PDF version of the help system accessible in the TekExpress software.
Part Number: 077167900
Primary User
4/5/6 Series MSO
MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64 Printable Application Help

This is a printable version of the 4/5/6 Series MSO (MSO44. MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64) on-instrument help system. Supports firmware version 1.22.x.
Part Number: 077130310
Primary User
6 Series MSO
Specifications and Performance Verification

Revision B. For firmware version 1.0 and above. This document contains the specifications and performance verification procedures for the 6 Series MSO instruments.
Part Number: 077146103
Performance Verification
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64)
Programmer Manual

This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, and LPD64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.22.x.


Part Number: 077130509
Programmer
TekExpress Ethernet Compliance Solution for DPO5000/7000/70000 oscilloscopes
TekExpress Ethernet Compliance Solution for DPO5000/7000/70000 oscilloscopes

The application provides more visibility into your Ethernet designs with 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T PHY measurements as outlined in IEEE 802.3 Section 40, ANSI X3.263, and IEEE 802.3 Section 14 specific measurements for different Ethernet standards to the already existing rich tool set of generic jitter, timing, and signal quality measurements in Tektronix Oscilloscope.


Part Number: 077163501
User
TekExpress Ethernet Compliance Solution
TekExpress Ethernet Compliance Solution

This document contains operation information for the TekExpress Ethernet Tx Compliance Solution. It is a PDF version of the help system accessible in the TekExpress software.


Part Number: 077150403
Primary User
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64)
Programmer Manual

This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, and LPD64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.20.x.


Part Number: 077130508
Programmer
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64)
Programmer Manual

Revision A: This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP and MSO64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.16.x.


Part Number: 077130507
Programmer
TekExpress Industrial Ethernet Compliance Solution
TekExpress Industrial Ethernet Compliance Solution

This document contains operation information for the TekExpress Industrial Ethernet Compliance Solution. It is a PDF version of the help system accessible in the TekExpress software.


Part Number: 077162400
Primary User
4/5/6 Series MSO
MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64 Printable Application Help

This is a printable version of the 4/5/6 Series MSO (MSO44. MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64) on-instrument help system. Supports firmware version 1.20.x.


Part Number: 077130308
Primary User
TekExpress Automotive PAM3 Analysis Application
TekExpress Automotive PAM3 Analysis Application

Automotive Ethernet operates as a full-duplexcommunication link over a twisted-pair cable. The Full-Duplex communication, along with PAM3 signaling, adds complexity invalidating the Electronic Control Units (ECU) in real-world conditions. The TekExpress Automotive PAM3 Analysis applicationincludes unique Signal Separation capability and Electrical analysis.


Part Number: 077160600
User
TekExpress D-PHY Automated Solution for MSO6 oscilloscopes
TekExpress D-PHY Automated Solution for MSO6 oscilloscope Printable Online Help

TekExpress is the Tektronix Test Automation Framework, developed to support your current and future test automation needs. TekExpress uses a highly modular architecture that lets you deploy automated test solutions for various standards in a relativelyshort time.


Part Number: 077151501
User
6 Series MSO
Revision B: Specifications and Performance Verification

Revision A: For firmware version 1.0 and above. This document contains the specifications and performance verification procedures for the 6 Series MSO instruments.


Part Number: 077146102
Performance Verification
4/5/6 Series MSO Option License
Install Instructions

This document describes how to install optional upgrade licenses to add new functions or features to 4/5/6 Series MSO instruments (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64).


Part Number: 071351902
Field Install Instructions
5/6 Series MSO (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64)
Programmer Manual

This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP and MSO64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.14.


Part Number: 077130506
Programmer
TekExpress Ethernet NBASE-T Compliance Solution
TekExpress Ethernet NBASE-T Compliance Solution

This document contains operation information for the TekExpress Ethernet NBASE-T Compliance Solution. It is a PDF version of the help system accessible in the TekExpress software.


Part Number: 077152000
Primary User
TekExpress D-PHY Automated Solution for MSO6 oscilloscopes
TekExpress D-PHY Automated Solution for MSO6 oscilloscope Printable Online Help

TekExpress is the Tektronix Test Automation Framework, developed to support your current and future test automation needs. TekExpress uses a highly modular architecture that lets you deploy automated test solutions for various standards in a relatively
short time.


Part Number: 077151500
User
5/6 Series MSO (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64)
Programmer Manual

This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP and MSO64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.12.


Part Number: 077130505
Programmer
6 Series MSO
MSO64

This manual provides theory of operation, service instructions, and a list of replaceable parts for the 6 Series MSO instruments.


Part Number: 077146200
Service
Reference Waveform File Format
DPO70000SX, TDS5000, TDS6000/B, TDS7000/B, CSA7000/B, DPO7000/C, DPO70000/B/C/D/DX, DSA70000/B/C/D, MSO70000/C/DX, MSO5000/B, DPO5000/B Series, 5 Series MSO, and 6 Series MSO

This document specifies the reference waveform file format for the instrument.


Part Number: 077022011
Programmer
6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
MSO64 Installation and Safety

This manual describes installing and setting up the 6 Series oscilloscope, and introduces the User Interface and basic oscilloscope operations.

Learn the XYZ's of Oscilloscopes »


Part Number: 071357900
User
RM5
Rackmount Kit for 5/6 Series MSO

This document supports installing Tektronix 5/6 Series instruments in a rackmount kit to fit in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.


Part Number: 071352302
Field Install Instructions
5/6 Series MSO With Option 5-SEC Enhanced Security
Instrument Declassification and Security Instructions

This document describes how to clear or sanitize 5 Series MSO instruments (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58) that have option 5-SEC installed, to allow removal from a secured area, or returning the instrument for repair.


Part Number: 077140801
Declassification
5/6 Series MSO MSO5, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64
Install Upgrade Options

This document describes how to install optional upgrade licenses to add new functions or features to 5/6 Series MSO instruments (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64).


Part Number: 071351901
Field Install Instructions
5/6 Series MSO Option SUP5-WIN, SUP6-WIN
SSD with Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

This document describes how to install the Microsoft Windows 10 environment SSD option on the 5/6 Series MSO instruments (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64), and how to activate Windows after installation.


Part Number: 071352401
Field Install Instructions
Read This First
Update your 5/6 Series MSO with the latest firmware

This is a reminder to update your instrument with the latest firmware.


Part Number: 061442001
Field Install Instructions
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (10BASE-T1S/100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1) Automated Compliance Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.3.0
Tektronix TekExpress Automotive Ethernet solution provides automated compliance test support for 10BASE-T1S (IEEE Std 802.3cg) standard, 100BASE-T1 (IEEE Std.802.3bw) and 1000BASE-T1 (IEEE Std 802.3bp™-2016) standard for Transmitter electrical test …

Part Number: 066208900
Application
6 Series MSO (Windows OS) Firmware - V1.24.9
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198606
Firmware
6 Series MSO (non-Windows) Firmware - V1.24.9
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for 6 Series MSO and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer. This firmware only applies to instruments that do not have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198506
Firmware
6 Series MSO (Windows OS) Firmware - V1.22.5
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198604
Firmware
6 Series MSO (non-Windows) Firmware - V1.22.5
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for 6 Series MSO and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer. This firmware only applies to instruments that do not have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198504
Firmware
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1) Automated Compliance Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.2.9
Tektronix TekExpress Automotive Ethernet solution provides automated compliance test support for 100Base-T1 (IEEE Std.802.3bw) and 1000Base-T1 (IEEE Std 802.3bp™-2016) standard for Transmitter electrical test specification as per Open Alliance. The …

Part Number: 066186014
Application
TekExpress Ethernet (1000BASE-T,100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T) Compliance Solution - 5 and 6 Series MSO - V1.2.1
With TekExpress Ethernet Compliance Test Software, engineers validating an Ethernet physical layer can perform reliable compliance tests of 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and 1000Base-T technologies in their labs. This application enhances efficiency with …

Part Number: 066196755
Application
4, 5 and 6 Series MSO, 5 and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers IVI-COM Driver - V1.6.0
TekSeriesScope IVI-COM Driver for 4, 5 and 6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes; 5 and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers IVI Scope class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI …

Part Number: 066192807
Driver
Tektronix TekExpress LVDS Automated test solution on the 5/6 Series MSO V1.0.0.
The Tektronix TekExpress LVDS transmitter test application offers a physical layer test solution for transmitter parameter measurements and characterization.

Part Number: 066170911
Application
TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …

Part Number: 066093812
Driver
TekExpress Industrial Ethernet (10BASE-T1L) Automated Compliance Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.0.0
TekExpress Industrial Ethernet Compliance Solution - MSO 5000 and 6000The TekExpress Industrial Ethernet application (10Base-T1L) is a compliance test solution for performing transmitter electrical specification measurements and MDI return loss …

Part Number: 066203600
Application
6 Series MSO (non-Windows) Firmware - V1.20.7
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that do not have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198503
Firmware
6 Series MSO (Windows OS) Firmware - V1.20.7
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198603
Firmware
TekExpress Automotive PAM3 Analysis Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.0.0
The Tektronix TekExpress Automotive PAM3 Analysis is an automated test solution for performing Signal Separation on a Full duplex 100BASE-T1 Automotive Ethernet signals at system level. User can perform measurements like eye height and eye width can …

Part Number: 066203300
Application
6-CMDPHY - 6 Series MSO - V1.1.0
TekExpress D-PHY Tx software with Option 6-CMDPHY provides unmatched automation for each test with auto-cursor setting or automatic identification of gating areas. This solution supports the D-PHY base specification v1.2 and the D-PHY conformance …

Part Number: 066170812
Application
4, 5 and 6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope IVI-COM Driver - V1.5.0
The TekSeriesScope IVI-COM Driver for 4, 5 and 6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes is an IVI Scope class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver …

Part Number: 066192806
Driver
6 Series MSO (Windows OS) Firmware - V1.16.6
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198602
Firmware
6 Series MSO (non-Windows) Firmware - V1.16.6
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that do not have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198502
Firmware
TekExpress DDR (DDR3 and LPDDR3) - v1.0.0
DDR (Dual Data Rate) is a dominant and fast-growing memory technology. It offers high data transfer rates needed for all computing applications, from the consumer products to the most powerful servers. The high speeds of these signals require a high …

Part Number: 066196770
Application
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1) Automated Compliance Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.2.8
Tektronix TekExpress Automotive Ethernet solution provides automated compliance test support for 100Base-T1 (IEEE Std.802.3bw) and 1000Base-T1 (IEEE Std 802.3bp?-2016) standard for Transmitter electrical test specification as per Open Alliance. The …

Part Number: 066186013
Application
6 Series MSO (Windows OS) Firmware - V1.14.13
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 6 series MSO oscilloscopes. This firmware only applies to oscilloscopes that have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198601
Firmware
TekExpress Ethernet Nbase-T Automated Compliance Solution - MSO 6 - V1.0.0.70
TekExpress Ethernet NBASE-T Conformance Solution provides turnkey testing & characterization solution for 10GBASE-T measurements as outlined in IEEE 802.3 Section 55, and for 5GBASE-T and 2.5GBASE-T as outlined in IEEE P802.3bz, Section 16; NBASE-T …

Part Number: 066200100
Application
TekExpress Automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1) Automated Compliance Solution - MSO5 and MSO6 series - V1.2.5
The Tektronix TekExpress Automotive Ethernet solution provides automated compliance test support for 100Base-T1 (IEEE Std.802.3bw) and 1000Base-T1 (IEEE Std 802.3bp™-2016) standard for Transmitter electrical test specification as per Open Alliance …

Part Number: 066186012
Application
5-CMUSB2, 6-CMUSB2 - 5 Series MSO, 6 Series MSO - V1.2.3
The Tektronix USB2.0 compliance test application (Opt. 5-CMUSB2, Opt. 6-CMUSB2) running on a 5 Series MSO and 6 Series MSO oscilloscope provides a one-button compliance testing for USB2.0 devices, hosts, and hubs. The USB software automates the …

Part Number: 066166808
Application
Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
Explains the physical layer basics of common automotive buses - CAN, LIN, and FlexRay - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search …

Literature Number: 55W-61098-3
Application Note
Debugging SPMI Power Management Buses with an Oscilloscope
Designers of mobile devices and other portable systems rely on the System Power Management Interface (SPMI) protocol to monitor and dynamically control supply voltages based on real-time system demands. Enabling them to achieve lower power usage at …

Literature Number: 48W-61436-0
Application Note
Oscilloscope Selection Guide
From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …

Literature Number: 46W-31080-7
Selection Guide
Troubleshooting USB 2.0 Problems with Your Oscilloscope
Learn the basics of the USB 2.0 physical layer to help you troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with USB 2.0 bus …

Literature Number: 55W-61092-1
Application Note
In-circuit Measurement of Inductors and Transformers with an Oscilloscope
An oscilloscope can be used to measure the performance of inductors and transformers under operating conditions.  This application note: Provides a quick review of practical inductor and transformer theory, especially related to power supply …

Literature Number: 55W-61401-2
Application Note
6 Series MSO Upgrade Guide
Most of the features of the 6 Series MSO are field-upgradable, including bandwidth, record length, arbitrary/function generator, logic channels, and protocol support. This 2-page fact sheet lists all available post-purchase upgrades.

Literature Number: 48W-61429-5
Fact Sheet
LeCroy WavePro HD Series vs. 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the LeCroy WavePro HD Series.

Literature Number: 48W-61427-0
Competitive
Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.  

Literature Number: 55W-29028-13
Selection Guide
Next-Generation Oscilloscopes Brochure - 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series MSO, 6 Series MSO
The 3 Series MDO and 4, 5 and 6 Series MSOs offer the largest displays and the greatest user experience of any oscilloscope.  This brochure gives an overview of the platforms, with the similarities and differences between the four series.

Literature Number: 48W-61573-0
Brochure
Making Higher Accuracy Oscilloscope Measurements
12-bit analog-to-digital converters deliver higher resolution on the 4, 5 and 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes Higher resolution oscilloscope measurements are becoming more important given today’s signal levels. Scopes are available with 12-bit analog-to …
Technical Brief
Making Accurate Current Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
Accurately measuring current with oscilloscopes is essential for power supply design and general electronics. Learn how to measure current using shunt resistors and voltage probes, and how to use clamp-on current probes with your oscilloscope. Get …

Literature Number: 51W-60171-2
Application Note
Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
Making oscilloscope voltage measurements on power supplies is fundamental, but not without challenges. Much is  written on oscilloscopes, but probing techniques are often taken for granted. This application note focuses on probing and …

Literature Number: 51W-60161-3
Application Note
Achieve Higher Vertical Resolution for More Precise Measurements
This white paper describes an approach in which new oscilloscope ADC technology, combined with digital signal processing and a low-noise front end; can provide even higher resolution than found in conventional high bit-rate ADC implementations.  
Whitepaper
Automated Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Measurements
Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) is a popular signaling system for applications requiring high speed data transfers using low power. This application note explains the basic elements of LVDS signaling, details measurements based on an …

Literature Number: 48W-61639-0
Application Note
Automotive Ethernet: See the True Signal
As the move toward Automotive Ethernet technology in vehicles accelerates, comprehensive design validation is vital to ensure interoperability and reliable operation across multiple ECUs. This application note provides information on Automotive …

Literature Number: 48W-61604-0
Application Note
Physical Layer Compliance Testing for 1000BASE-T Ethernet
Ethernet compliance testing requires precise test setups and evaluation against limits dictated by IEEE 802.3 standards.  Automated testing software for oscilloscopes greatly simplifies and speeds testing.  This application note summarizes key tests …

Literature Number: 48W-61620-0
Application Note
Characterizing and Troubleshooting Jitter with Your Oscilloscope
Gives examples of jitter analysis, from basic analysis using frequency and Time Interval Error (TIE) measurements, to more advanced jitter decomposition techniques to help isolate the sources of jitter.  Shows examples of jitter measurements using …

Literature Number: 55Z-61099-1
Application Note
Control Loop Analysis Kit for Power Design Stability Measurements
This document describes how the Tektronix Control Loop Analysis Kit provides a simple test setup for validating and debugging feedback loop stability.  This setup also enables engineers to test power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) on the regulator …

Literature Number: 55W-61596-0
Application Overview
Visual Triggers: Graphical Methods for Capturing Bursts and Other Complex Signals on Oscilloscopes
Visual triggers allow you to build triggers by thinking in terms of wave shapes. This technical brief starts by explaining how to quickly capture bursts of specific length by drawing boxes on an oscilloscope display. It then describes how to apply …

Literature Number: 48W-61452-0
Technical Brief
Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 4/5/6-PWR Application Software
Optimizing and validating a bench power supply design requires a number of important measurements.  These include: Line-side power quality measurements, such as power factor, inrush current, and harmonics Switching device measurements, such as …

Literature Number: 55W-61294-3
Application Note
Keysight S-Series vs. 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the Keysight S-Series.

Literature Number: 48W-61424-2
Competitive
Debugging SENT Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
The SENT bus is used in automotive sensors to transmit high-resolution measurements to electronic control units (ECUs), usually in the powertrain. Decoding the Single Edge Nibble Transmissions (SENT) by looking at the signals can be very difficult …

Literature Number: 55W-61326-1
Application Note
Troubleshooting Ethernet Problems with your Oscilloscope
Learn the basics of the 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet physical layers to help you troubleshoot bus problems or related system issues. Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an …

Literature Number: 55W-61093-1
Application Note
Rohde & Schwarz RTP Series vs. 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the Rohde & Schwarz RTP Series.

Literature Number: 48W-61426-1
Competitive
Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes
Spectrum View is a new way of performing spectrum analysis on an oscilloscope. This application note shows and explains how Spectrum View operates and how it differs from traditional oscilloscope FFT functions. Any analog signal may be presented as …

Literature Number: 48W-61563-1
Application Note
Rohde & Schwarz RTO2000 Series vs. 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the Rohde & Schwarz RTO2000 Series.

Literature Number: 48W-61425-0
Competitive
Ensuring the Performance and Conformance of In-Vehicle Networks for New-Generation Automobiles
Automotive Primer: In-Vehicle Networking This primer provides an overview of the trends, challenges and solutions associated with the expected future evolution of in-vehicle networks, as well as a foundation for testing in-vehicle networks to …

Literature Number: 48W-61611-0
Primer
Using FastFrame Segmented Memory on the 4/5/6 Series MSO
Communications systems, RADAR, and ultrasonic sensors all rely on signals that transfer information in bursts followed by dead time. Processor interrupt pulses can occur intermittently and infrequently. Conventional signal-shot acquisitions on …

Literature Number: 55W-61299-2
Technical Brief
Getting Started with Power Rail Measurements Application Note
No matter the industry, power integrity requirements are becoming more and more strict and the number of critical power rails in a single design is only growing. Traditional power integrity applications typically use passive probes with AC coupling …

Literature Number: 51W-61562-0
Application Note
Understanding and Performing USB 2.0 Electrical Testing and Debugging
USB 2.0 is used in a wide range of applications, thanks to its performance, reliability and relatively low cost. Automated USB 2.0 compliance testing may be used to prepare for formal compliance certification, or simply to validate bus performance …

Literature Number: 55W-61400-0
Application Note
How can I try out optional features for my 6 Series MSO before I buy them?
Most field upgrades for the optional features for the 6 Series MSO are also available for a one-time, 30-day free trial. These are available simply by requesting a trial software license and installing the node-locked license in the instrument …
Faq Id474156
How do I upgrade the bandwidth of my 6 Series MSO and what do I get with the upgrade?
Bandwidth upgrades for the 6 Series MSO can be accomplished by ordering an upgrade product and entering a new software license into the instrument. The instrument bandwidth appears in the Help-> About menu near the top of the window, between the …
Faq Id474151
What optional features are available as upgrades for my 6 Series MSO and how do I get the upgrade?
Most optional, factory-installed features for the 6 Series MSO are also available as field upgrades, and are installed simply by ordering an upgrade product and entering a new, node-locked software license into the instrument. There are several …
Faq Id474161